BLYTHE, Calif. - An off-duty Border Patrol agent rescued a motorist who was involved in a rollover fiery vehicle crash last Friday evening.
The crash happened Oct. 13th at around 9 p.m. The off-duty El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent was traveling southbound on Highway 78, near the Border Patrol checkpoint.
The agent noticed a dust cloud farther down the highway and when he reached the location, he discovered a vehicle rolled over on the side of the highway. The driver was still inside the vehicle while flames erupted from the engine compartment.
The agent was quick to extract the driver from the driver from the vehicle before more serious injuries occurred.
“The actions of our agent were heroic and demonstrates the deep commitment that our agents have to safeguarding the public,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim.
The California Highway Patrol and Imperial County Fire Department were contacted and arrived at the scene of the accident.
The driver was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment.